Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quilt Studio Sneek Peek

We started my much needed relocation of my quilting area this week. Since the room now houses only my quilting stuff, I can now call it a quilting studio!

Hubby brought home a second hand, freebie dining room table and began fitting it to my sewing machine. This was the most important part of the new studio since my current space had a custom (by the handy hubby) built in countertop installed and it wasn't going to be moved. I think a smooth surface level with the bed of the machine is such an important part of good free motion quilting.

DIY sewing machine table

Then he had to reinforce the wobbly legs. I don't want a table that starts hopping with my machine!

DIY Table for free motion quilting

Then I applied 3 coats of a high gloss enamel paint in "Arcadia White". Poor hubby was sent to the store to buy "white paint that wasn't pure white, but not a creamy white". I took a risk asking him to pick out the color, but he choose well.

The weather in Virginia today is quite cloudy, so I'll do another post of the whole room when the sun returns.

Meanwhile it's pumpkin patch time! Look at my fine boys.






And my super helpful and crafty daughter. She was a jewel yesterday, helping her little brother on the awesome hay castle.



I had my first customer to my quilting studio today, and while she was very nice, I was glad to have a studio in which she didn't have to go through the rest of the house and into my bedroom! She dropped off a wool applique top for me to quilt.

I can't wait to get back to quilting, but first I have to reorganize nearly everything. Not to mention setting up the loveseat and TV in the back room of our house for the kids since I took over the living room.

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  1. your table looks fabulous! Yay for handy husbands!

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  2. Hey you are like me - two boys and a girl! Though mine are a little older. Nice job on painting the table and I love that pumpkin patch scenery!

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    1. LOL, mine are younger, but I am not! Made your “40 is” post ironic as I am still finishing up with potty training my little guy!

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  3. oh amy! your table is fabulous-looking! hubby did a GREAT job! {he chose wisely!} and i'm glad for your table space, you will love it so much... and enjoy the organization. it sure makes a big difference in productivity, peaceful creating {and living!}. and... what a JOY those sweet faces of the kids are! you are blessed, INDEED!!! xoxoxxo

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  4. BEAUTIFUL PROJECT!
    I KNOW YOU ARE BOTH JUST THRILLED WITH THE OUTCOME!
    HAPPY STITCHING TO YOU!

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  5. Looks great Amy! You'll be putting a Charm in your studio next;)

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    1. Oh you! I'll have to do a lot of quilting and binding for others, plus teach a bunch before that happens!

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  6. Gosh, I am always so amazed at what you doing and your projects. I have been researching inexpensive, practical sewing tables for a couple of months. Almost drew the outline of my machine on a piece of MFD the other day; glad I didn't because your table is a better idea. Uncut MDF is going back to store. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you will achieve your goals

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    1. Well, thank you! I’m going to do a post on the table this week, with a few pics of the all important supporting boards underneath. This table really was ugly before we painted it, but it finished nicely. I think a thrift store table is an awesome alternative to expensive sewing machine tables.

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  7. What a beautiful table, great job!!

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